European shares up on stronger miners, SABMiller gains
LONDON Oct 7 (Reuters) - European shares rose for a fourth straight session to a three-week high on Wednesday, with SABMiller gaining after a revised offer from Anheuser-Busch InBev and miners tracking a rally in prices of key industrial metals.
Shares in SABMiller rose 2.8 percent after AB InBev, the world's biggest brewer, increased its bid for its largest rival to 42.15 pounds per share in cash, valuing SABMiller at nearly 68 billion pounds ($103.63 billion).
The STOXX Europe 600 Basic Resources index gained 3.2 percent, the top sectoral gainer, after prices of copper , aluminium and nickel rose 0.5 to 1.2 percent. Anglo American, Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton were up 4.0 to 5.6 percent.
The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was up 0.6 percent at 1,431.03 points by 0712 GMT after rising to 1432.26, the highest since mid-September. (Reporting by Atul Prakash, Editing by Alistair Smout)
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